I had promised a series of posts on this subject earlier. I have modified the outline somewhat.
This is the first of a series of posts outlining the reasons I have chosen to remain within the faith of my childhood. I was raised in a Christian home, by Christian parents. With the exception of several years in college, I have attended church my entire life.
Does this mean I am biased? Yes, but that does not mean I am wrong. The strength or weakness of an argument should be evaluated independent of the circumstances of the person giving the argument.
I am an intelligent, independent adult. I am not now a “product of my raising.” I am a Christian by choice, and my religion is my own. I have come to believe that God has changed my heart to allow me to believe in Him against my natural inclinations. I like the way Cornelius Van Till addresses those concerns here.
Here is a revised outline:
1. God is who He is.
2. He has done what He has done.
3. He makes possible logic, rational thought, and science.
4. Jesus is the best teacher and example.
5. Christianity explains the presence of evil.
6. It gives a certain promise of heaven.
7. It changes the world for the better.
8. It leads to joy.
9. It has changed my life.
The next post will be made soon.